Protect cities and workers from extreme heat in a rapidly warming world.

28-31 July 2020 / Copenhagen, Denmark

Join us for the 2nd Global Forum on Heat and Health to share your experiences and learn from interdisciplinary experts and practitioners from around the world.

The biannual Heat Health Forum is an international multi-stakeholder platform that helps build community and accelerate the transformation of knowledge to action that can help society better adapt to a warmer world.

In Copenhagen, our global network will focus on uncovering issues and shaping high-impact opportunities to protect workers and cities from the health impacts of extreme heat.

The Forum will review progress on the priorities established in Hong Kong at the First Global Forum on Heat and Health in 2018, raise awareness of the urgent need to protect populations from extreme heat in a warming world, and set out ambitious new targets to protect workers and cities from extreme heat exposure.

#HeatHealth2020

Why attend?

  • Build connections and share expertise with heat health experts and practitioners from around the world
  • Learn about the latest in heat health science, research and practice, what’s working, and what's not.
  • Get involved and develop opportunities for projects and collaborations beyond the Forum.
  • Contribute to the Network's knowledge sharing and heat action platform.

What to expect?

  • Technical sessions on key topics
  • Poster sessions
  • Hands-on workshops for skill-building with experts
  • Mentoring and project development opportunities
  • Site-Visits to Copenhagen’s cutting-edge initiatives
  • Community engagement opportunities

Call for Submissions

Coming soon.

Have your say

Help shape the forum. Make suggestions on activities and events you want to see – take our survey here. Survey deadline: 15 November

Registration

Registration will open on 1 December 2019.

Fees and deadlines

  • Early-bird (before 1 April 2020): 350 EUR
  • Ordinary participants (after 1 April 2020): 420 EUR
  • Students and participants from low-mid income countries: 210 EUR

The registration fee includes admission to all sessions and social events, lunch and refreshments at coffee breaks, and conference material.

There is a limited number of seats. Early registration is encouraged.

Logistics

Venue

The Forum will take place at the University of Copenhagen's Campus Frederiksberg (Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C), close to the center of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen facilities are located in close proximity to hotels, metro stations and green spaces. The venue is part of Green Campus - the UCPH Strategy for Resource Efficiency and Sustainability.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations. We encourage you to make your reservations in advance, given that July is high tourist season in Copenhagen.

Following registration, participants will have the opportunity to book at selected hotels close to the venue at discounted rates (subject to availability):

  • Scandic Falkoner, Falkoner Allé 9, 2000 Frederiksberg
  • Cabinn Express, Danasvej 32, 1910 Frederiksberg C
  • Cabinn Scandinavia Hotel, Vodroffsvej 55, 1900 Frederiksberg

Rates at other hotels and hostels close to the Forum venue will show for comparison.

If you prefer to find other accommodation, Copenhagen offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to very affordable budget hotels and hostels, as well as AirBnB possibilities. Find information about accommodations in Copenhagen here.

Transportation

Participants are responsible for planning and booking their own travel.

Getting to and from Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport is situated very close to the city centre. The train and metro can get you from the airport to the city centre in about 15 minutes.

Some travel support is available for applicants from developing countries. More information on applying for travel support will be available shortly.

Getting around in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has an extensive and reliable network of public transportation. It includes buses, trains, S-trains and metro, all of which use a common ticket system with free transfer from one type of transportation to another.

The Forum venue is in the Frederiksberg area of Copenhagen, in close walking distance to the two Metro stations "Forum Station" and "Frederiksberg Station", bus stops, as well as a range of hotels.

City and Climate

Copenhagen is a dynamic and peaceful metropolitan at the cross-roads between Continental Europe and Scandinavia and the Baltic area. The sea and waterfront dominate the city, which has kept its old-world charm. The harbour is clean for swimming, and the ubiquitous bike lanes, safe pedestrian streets and low traffic highlights the city's focus on environment and health. In July, Copenhagen welcomes visitors to blossoming trees and flowers, outside café seating in plentiful sunshine, and long evenings of Nordic light.

Copenhagen is the gastronomic capital of the Nordic countries, offering a wealth of high quality dining opportunities. The city has many easily accessible sights and attractions, and the old streets, ancient half-timbered houses and old architecture blends in with stunning new architecture and modern design. Copenhagen represents a historical oasis that is constantly embracing the future, and the city is full of contrasts and surprises waiting to be discovered.

The summer temperature in Copenhagen is usually pleasant. You will experience a city with open spaces and many opportunities for green mobility (walking or cycling).

Visas

When you wish to visit Denmark for a short period of time (for up to 90 days in order to take part in a cultural, sporting or scientific event), and you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must have a visa.

Please click here to find out if you require a visa to visit Denmark.

If you do need a visa to visit Denmark, you will have the option to download an invitation letter following registration and payment.

Read more about visa regulations and visa applications at the website New to Denmark - the official portal for foreign nationals who wish to visit Denmark.

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